Fences - Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Fences

Oct 13 - Nov 5 at Copaken Stage

The winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play that same year, Fences is set in 1950s Pittsburgh against the backdrop of a rapidly changing America. Perhaps the most highly-regarded of Wilson’s soaring ten-play cycle, it tells the gripping story of an African American father and son and the hopes and dreams to which they desperately cling. Powerful and poetic, Fences is a true American classic.

Sponsored by…

William T. Kemper Fund for Classic Theatre

 

Steve Joss

 

C. Stephen Metzler and Brian D. Williams Fund

 

Copaken Stage Series Restaurant Sponsor:

Written by
August Wilson Directed by
Ron OJ Parson

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Preview Performance
Opening Night
  1. Oct
    8
  2. Oct
    9
  3. Oct
    10
  4. Oct
    11
  5. Oct
    12
  6. Oct
    13
    8:00PM
  7. Oct
    14
    8:00PM
  8. Oct
    15
    7:00PM
  9. Oct
    16
  10. Oct
    17
    7:00PM
  11. Oct
    18
    7:00PM
  12. Oct
    19
    7:00PM
  13. Oct
    20
    8:00PM
  14. Oct
    212:00PM8:00PM
  15. Oct
    22
    2:00PM
  16. Oct
    23
  17. Oct
    247:00PM
  18. Oct
    25
    7:00PM
  19. Oct
    26
    7:00PM
  20. Oct
    278:00PM
  21. Oct
    28
    2:00PM8:00PM
  22. Oct
    29
    2:00PM
  23. Oct
    30
  24. Oct
    317:00PM
  25. Nov
    17:00PM
  26. Nov
    27:00PM
  27. Nov
    38:00PM
  28. Nov
    42:00PM8:00PM
  29. Nov
    52:00PM
  30. Nov
    6
  31. Nov
    7
  32. Nov
    8
  33. Nov
    9
  34. Nov
    10
  35. Nov
    11

Meet the Cast & Company

About the director

Ron OJ Parson

Mr. Parson is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of the Onyx Theatre Ensemble of Chicago, current Producing Artistic Director ofthe New Onyx Theatre Project and a Resident Artist at the Court Theatre. Chicago credits include work at Chicago Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, TimeLineTheatre,TeatroVista,Northlight Theatre, Black Ensemble Theater, ETA Creative Arts Foundation,Congo SquareTheatre Company, Urban TheatreCompany and Writers Theatre. His regional credits include productions at Virginia Stage Company, Portland Stage Company, Studio Arena Theatre, Studio Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Wilshire Theatre, Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Center
Stage,Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, Geva Theatreand Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Mr. Parson’s television and film credits includeER,Early Edition, Turks, Boss, American Playhouse, Vamping, Ali,Barbershop 2, Primal Fearand Drop Squad. He is a native of Buffalo, New York and a graduate of the University of Michigan's professional theater program. He currently resides in Chicago.

AC Smith

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Troy Maxson
Greta Oglesby

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Alfred H. Wilson

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Jim Bono
Chester Gregory

RY is thrilled to make his Kansas City Rep debut! He was last seen here in Kansas City, starring in

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Walter Coppage

KCRep:A Raisin in the Sun, A Christmas Carol,Carter’s Way, The Gospel at Colonus, To Kill aMockingbird, Comedy ofErrors, Antigone. Regional:

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Gabriel
Rufus Burns

KCRep:Man in Love,A Raisin in the Sun, A Christmas Carol (2010).Local:An Octoroon, The Motherf*cker with the Hat, Ruined, The Salvation

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Criston Lee Starks

KCRep: debut. Local: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever(Theatre for Young America); KCRep 2017 Summer Youth Theatre

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Kyleigh Saffold

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